Auburn at South Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Colonial Life Arena
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Colonial Life Arena to play the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 6 point favorites.
Auburn comes into this game with an overall record of 23-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.9 as they are averaging 85.1 points per game while giving up 72.2 per contest. South Carolina has an overall record of 13-13. They are averaging 69.0 points per game and surrendering 68.0, good for a point differential of 1.0.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 18-6 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Important South Carolina Gamecocks Betting Trends
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-14 against the spread this season
The South Carolina Gamecocks are 10-13 against the over/under this year
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
Key South Carolina Gamecocks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mustapha Heron averages 16.1 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%. Bryce Brown averages 16.6 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Frank Booker averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Chris Silva averages 14.2 points per game while playing 25.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 72.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 174th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 66th and 149th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 93rd place in the country. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in college basketball. Auburn averages 85.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 12.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 139th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 39th in D-1. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 60th and 98th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 253rd with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gamecocks surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 65th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 159th and 155th in those defensive statistics. They rank 44th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest, and 74th with 32.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Gamecocks are 289th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game this season. South Carolina is 287th in Division 1 with 69.0 points per game this year. They are 345th in the country in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 1.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 319th in the nation. They are 109th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game and 249th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Gamecocks are 150th in turnovers per game with 13.4.
The Tigers are 14th in the nation in offensive rating with 116, and their defensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 77th. In terms of pace they are 37th in the country with 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 89th. As a team they are 47th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 72nd in Division 1. Auburn is 304th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 82nd in the nation.
South Carolina is 167th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 143rd in Division 1. The Gamecocks are 69th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.8, and their offensive rating of 99.3 is ranked 287th. They are 208th in D-1 in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 339th. As a unit they are 330th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 179th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/South Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take South Carolina +6
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